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Lauren Murphy meets replacement Kelly Faszholz on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 83
(mmajunkie.com)
After a series of late scratches, UFC officials have managed to salvage Sunday’s full UFC Fight Night 83 lineup. UFC officials today announced newcomer Kelly Faszholz (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Sarah Moras (4-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and now meets fellow women’s bantamweight Lauren Murphy (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC). The full UFC Fight Night 83 card now includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Shane Campbell vs. James Krause PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Leonardo Augusto Leleco vs. Anthony Smith Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:15 p.m. ET) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Kelly Faszholz vs. Lauren Murphy Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 7:17PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio slated for UFC on FOX 19 in Florida
(mmajunkie.com)
A few welterweights with ties to “The Ultimate Fighter” will meet in April at UFC on FOX 19. Court McGee (17-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (21-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) have agreed to meet at the event. The latest UFC on FOX 19 card includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio Rua Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbi
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 6:16PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau says he’ll drop USADA appeal, accept 2-year punishment
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau expects to drop the appeal of two positive drug tests stemming from his most recent fight, he told MMAjunkie. In doing so, he will accept a likely two-year suspension from the UFC’s anti-doping partner, USADA. “I’ll take the minimum punishment under the new rules, which is a two-year suspension,” he said today. “So I’ll take the two years.” USADA officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The firm handles drug testing and results management for the UFC. According to the UFC’s anti-doping policy, athletes who are found to have committed an anti-doping violation face a two-year suspension for an “non-specified substance or prohibited method” and a one-year suspension for a specified substance. Up to two years can be added to a sentence where “aggravating circumstances” are present. They also risk a disqualification of bout results “including, without limitation, forfeiture of title, ranking, purse or other compensation.”
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:30PM by JLS1980 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker: Bellator did talk with Alistair Overeem's reps, but 'we chose not to make an offer'
(mmafighting.com)
During an appearance on Monday's The MMA Hour, Alistair Overeem said that he never engaged in talks with any other promotion during free agency before deciding to re-sign with the UFC. Technically, that might be the case. Overeem himself didn't -- but, according to Bellator president Scott Coker -- his representatives did. "I don't want to make a big deal out of it, but of course there were negotiations going on," Coker told MMA Fighting on Tuesday. "It's true that Alistair wasn't talking to me directly, because his agent or manager or lawyer was talking to me. I think that's kind of what the story is, and negotiations went back and forth, and at the end of the day we chose not to make an offer. And really what it came down to was a value proposition of what he wanted and what he thought was the market value for him.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:26PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Patrick Cummins vs. ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira added to UFC event in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Patrick Cummins will be making another trip to Brazil in May. "Durkin", who fought three of his last four UFC bouts in the country, is slated to take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the upcoming UFC event in Brazil on May 14, sources told MMAFighting.com. Combate first reported the news. The UFC has yet to announce a city and venue for the show.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 5:21PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Augusto Mendes in for John Lineker vs. Cody Garbrandt at Sunday's UFC Fight Night 83
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the three bouts on Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 83 card in need of short-term replacements appears to have been saved. According to a report from Globo, Augusto Mendes (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will step in for John Lineker (26-7 MMA, 7-2) in a bantamweight bout on the main card against Cody Garbrandt (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC). Lineker was forced out of the fight on Monday with a bout of mosquito-borne illness dengue fever. With the change, the UFC Fight Night 83 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Shane Campbell vs. James Krause PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes vs. TBA Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:15 p.m. ET) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Lauren Murphy vs. opponent TBA Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 1:44PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
James Vick vs. Glaico Franca lightweight bout booked for UFC 197 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for April’s UFC 197 card with a pair of title fights in “Sin City” continues to grow. Brazil’s Glaico Franca (13-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been booked for a lightweight fight against the unbeaten James Vick (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at the event. UFC officials announced the new matchup today. With the addition, the latest UFC 197 card includes: Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – for light heavyweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whitaker Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima Andre Fili vs. Yair Rodriguez Glaico Franca vs. James Vick
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 1:43PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
With Sajewski out, Teemu Packalen meets Thibault Gouti at UFC Fight Night 84 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to London next week has a late change to the lineup. With Lukasz Sajewski (13-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his lightweight fight against Teemu Packalen (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 84, undefeated French newcomer Thibault Gouti (11-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has answered the call for his UFC debut. UFC officials announced the change today.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 10:52AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wilson Reis campaigns for fight with Joseph Benavidez
(mmafighting.com)
One of the few top 10 flyweights Joseph Benavidez hasn’t faced inside the Octagon yet is campaigning for a fight with the veteran next. Wilson Reis, a former Elite XC featherweight champion with a 3-1 record as a flyweight in the UFC, called out the Team Alpha Male product right after his recent win over Zach Makovsky on Feb. 6, and the American looks interested.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 10:01AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweight fight between Andre Fili and Yair Rodriguez makes way to UFC 197
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of young featherweight prospects are set to meet in the latest addition to April’s UFC 197 lineup. Andre Fili (15-3 MA, 3-2 UFC) will take on Yair Rodriguez (6-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on the card in “Sin City.” UFC officials recently announced the new booking. UFC 197 takes place April 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card features a pair of title fights at the top of the bill. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier fights nemesis and former champ Jon Jones in the main event, and flyweight titleholder Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line for the eighth time when he meets Olympic gold medal winner Henry Cejudo in the co-feature.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 9:58AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC vet Maldonado returns to boxing for first match in 6 years
(bloodyelbow.com)
After a six-year hiatus, Fabio Maldonado will return to his roots as he accepted to face Robson Oliveira in a boxing match on February 27, in Brazil, as Globo Esporte reported. Following a 5-6 UFC run which ended with two consecutive losses to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Corey Anderson, Maldonado will fight in the ring again, but this time as a heavyweight in a 10-round fight in his home state of Sao Paulo. He remains undefeated in the sport, with a record of 22 wins and 22 KO's. Oliveira, a muay thai practicioner, is only 3-0.
Submitted Feb 16, 2016 9:56AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Alistair Overeem to headline UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam
(bloodyelbow.com)
With his decision to re-sign with the UFC now official, heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem will be returning to his home country for his next fight. Overeem confirmed to fans on Twitter that he will be the headliner for the Rotterdam, The Netherlands card on Sunday, May 8th.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 8:24PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strawweight bout between Jessica Aguilar and Juliana Lima added to UFC 197
(mmafighting.com)
A strawweight bout between one-time WSOF champion Jessica Aguilar and Juliana Lima has been added to the UFC 197 pay-per-view on April 23. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the bout on Monday and confirmed by UFC officials.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 8:07PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trevor Smith injured, out of UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes
(mmajunkie.com)
“Hot Sauce” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Trevor Smith return to the UFC octagon after a hand injury forced the middleweight out of his UFC Fight Night 83 bout with Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes. The injury was confirmed by a source close to Smith (13-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC). The UFC is seeking a replacement to face Guimaraes (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on short notice.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 7:33PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Lineker out of UFC Fight Night 83 due to illness
(mmafighting.com)
John Lineker’s second UFC fight as a bantamweight won’t take place in Pittsburgh. Scheduled to take on undefeated Cody Garbrandt at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night event, Lineker will be sidelined due to dengue fever, sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com after a report by PVT.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 2:39PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Top bantamweight Aljamain Sterling re-signs with the UFC
(mmafighting.com)
"The Funk Master" is staying put. After a highly publicized flirtation with free agency, Aljamain Sterling has re-signed with the UFC, he announced Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. It was Sterling's desire to fight out his contract with the UFC and test his value on the open market. He did so in December and ended up back with the promotion he has competed in since 2014. Sterling said the UFC's winning offer was "more lucrative" than the original one he got, which was $20,000 to show and $20,000 to win.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 1:48PM by JLS1980 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Allstair Overeem resigns with UFC
(mmafighting.com)
Alistair Overeem isn't going anywhere. The big Dutchman, who last year elected to fight out his UFC contract and test the free agency waters, announced Monday that he has re-signed with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 15, 2016 11:44AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Bahadurzada-Thatch move, Camozzi vs. Riggs now on UFC Fight Night 83 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
With a late change in plans at UFC Fight Night 83, Chris Camozzi and Joe Riggs will benefit with a move to the evening’s main card. Following Friday’s announcement that a “medication” clearance issue had forced the rescheduling of a welterweight matchup between Siyar Bahadurzada and Brandon Thatch, UFC officials have released the revamped broadcast lineup for Feb. 21 event from Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center. MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET) Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs Shane Campbell vs. James Krause PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Daniel Sarafian Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:15 p.m. ET) Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau Lauren Murphy vs. opponent TBA Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton
Submitted Feb 13, 2016 6:34PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junior dos Santos wants three fights in 2016
(bloodyelbow.com)
Junior dos Santos is anxious to get back in the Octagon. After a disappointing KO loss to Alistair Overeem last December, the former UFC heavyweight champion revealed to Portal do Vale Tudo that he wanted a quick return to erase his last performance. "After my last fight, I told Joe Silva I wanted to fight again soon and I was glad they were able to get me a fight quickly. I think it's important to fight more frequently so I can stay active. Rothwell is a very hard opponent, who is on a good win streak and has been imposing himself. He showed he can be very effective, especially in his last fight, when he submitted Josh Barnett, which was kind of unexpected." As far as Dos Santos is concerned, a win over his next opponent, Ben Rothwell, puts him right back in title contention.
Submitted Feb 13, 2016 3:03PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Wonderboy': I'm more exciting than Woodley and will put on show in Lawler fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite his scintillating performance against Johny Hendricks last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 82, Stephen Thompson still trails behind Tyron Woodley in the official UFC rankings. "Wonderboy" stifled Hendricks with his elusive movement and attacked "Bigg Rigg" with a barrage of kicks and punches before earning the knockout in the 1st round. The karate expert became the first man to KO Hendricks and made a strong case for a shot at the welterweight title.
Submitted Feb 13, 2016 3:01PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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